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Giveaway rules can be found here. Please drop us a line to claim your giveaway at firstname.lastname@example.org. All prizes not claimed in 8 weeks go back into the prize vault. We wish we could contact all our winners individually, but we'd rather write books! And P.S. - if we forget to send your prize DO let us know after 8 weeks per our rules. It's not easy to keep track of 100 prizes, so YES, let us know after 8 weeks.
The Birthday Bash
winner of an iPad mini
is Terri Weldon.
The Week 5 winner of a $50 Amazon gift card is Bonnie Roof.
Did you claim your giveaway from the last month? Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5.
Jamie Adams and Helen Wakefield are the final two winners of their choice of either or both, Home for Christmas Historical Collection and or A Heart Full of Christmas Contemporary Collection.
Winner of the Selfie $25 Amazon card is Anna Weaver Hurtt.
Monday Pam Hillman shared 8 ways to determine if you're being heard. Remember that old saying, “If a tree falls deep in the forest, and nobody is around to hear it, does it still make a sound?” Well, if an author publishes a book, how does she know if anybody reads it? Pam shared 8 basic ways to determine if you’re reaching your target audience, and tips on how to fill the gaps. Winner of Stealing Jake is Donna P. and the winner of the 12 Brides of Christmas is Annalee Conti.
Seekerville was delighted to welcome back, Jordyn Redwood with her post, "God—You Want Me To Write What?!?" Stop by to find out about her recent writing journey. Winner of a first ten page critique is Sharee Stover. Winner of a lovely box of reads is Pam Zollman
Erica Vetsch (Recent Love Inspired Blurb2Book Winner) was our birthday guest Wednesday with her post, "8 Tips for Having a Successful Writer’s Retreat." Jessica Nelson is the winner of a print copy of The Cactus Creek Challenge.
Angela Ackerman returned to Seekerville on Thursday. Angela is a writing coach, international speaker and co-author of several bestselling writing books, including The Emotion Thesaurus. Her post is "Personalizing The Stakes Using Fear And Undeserved Consequences." She's also brought a fun prize package. Chill'N, Sandy Smith and Vicki Marney are winners of a month subscription to One Stop For Writers, a powerhouse online library like no other, supplying writers with inspiration, education and unique description resources. Barbara Fox is the winner of a surprise package of books to keep her reading through the holidays!
On Friday, author and freelance editor Naomi Rawlings was our guest with her post, "Don't Limit Your Novel with Poor Editing." Winners of their choice of her Eagle Harbor series novels in ebook form are Deanne P and Jackie Smith. Mug winner is Jill W.
winner's choice of any of her Eagle Harbor series releases to two commenters. - See more at: http://seekerville.blogspot.com/#sthash.acx6kMit.dpuf
Saturday was the November Contest Update! Kathy Bailey was our November DIVA!! Winners of a five page critique are Loraine Nunley and Tanya. Winner of a print copy of The 12 Brides of Christmas Collection is Lisa.
Enjoy our Villager collages. If I missed anyone, I beg your forgiveness!
|Starting with Cass in the upper left corner going to the right: Cate, Rhonda, LeAnne, Wilani, Artist Librarian, Bettie, Pat Jeanne, Kaycee, Kathryn, Sally, Patti Jo, Marsha, Anna, Susan, Virginia. OhioHomeschool, Sandy, Pepper.|
Monday: Stephanie Landsem, author of The Living Water Series of biblical fiction, shares how her most meaningful writing comes out of the deepest and most intensely personal experiences of her own life. Stephanie will be giving away a copy of The Tomb: A Novel of Martha, to one commenter.
Tuesday: Candee Fick will be with us celebrating her debut novel, Catch of a Lifetime, and sharing how to make a setting more than a place. Stop by and you could win an autographed copy or an ecopy of the story that made non-football-fan Audra Harders say, “OMG, what a read. I loved every page.”
Wednesday: Dawn Ford comes to you from the flashy side of fiction today to share some information about Splickety Publishing Group where she works as Operations Manager.
Thursday: Sagging middles are NOT just a problem for those of us who are … ahem … more “mature,” but they plague writers too. Join bestselling author Denise Hunter when she shares some excellent tips on “trimming down” your chances for sagging middles in your novel.
Friday: The Best of the Archives: Featuring Myra Johnson and her post, "Memories from Unpubbed Island." Return to the Island with us and remember how far we've come! Comments are closed on Fridays to give you the opportunity to enjoy these posts and spend the day writing and reading.
|Starting in the top left going right: Melissa, Naomi, Baby Eliana, DebH, Just Commonly, Rose, Cindy R, Barbara, Erica, Jamie, Jessica, Jackie, Jan, Meghan, Heidi, Trixi, Jana, Marilyn.|
|Coffee Shop Romances and With This Spark on sale!|
HOPE IS HERE! Julie Lessman's first contemporary novel ever, Isle of Hope, is ON SALE NOW, so check it out HERE. Here's what people are saying:
-- "Isle of Hope is ... Julie's best work yet." -- Bonnie Roof, Overcoming with God Blog
-- "Emotionally captivating and spiritually challenging" -- Bestselling author Denise Hunter
-- "Lush details, dynamic characters, and a storyline that keeps you turning the pages" -- Award-winning Author, Beth Vogt
-- "A delight!" -- Award-winning Author, Becky Wade
BLOG/INTERVIEW GIVEAWAYS FOR ISLE OF HOPE:
NOVEMBER 1-7, 2015: Join Julie for several fun interviews and reviews on Isle of Hope PLUS a chance to win your choice of an e-copy OR PAPERBACK COPY of Isle of Hope or any of Julie's books by simply entering the Rafflecopter contest posted on every blog in the blog tour below on the appropriate date:
NOVEMBER 3-10, 2015: Then join Julie for a fun interview/giveaway on The Engrafted Word blog where you can win your choice of any of her books including Isle of Hope. Here's the link:
Pam Hillman is over-the-moon excited to announce that she just signed a 3 book deal with Tyndale House Publishers. The working series title is Terms of Indenturement, with the first title being Terms of Indenturement, then Terms of Freedom, and Terms of Surrender.
Set in 1790s Natchez Territory, the series tells the stories of three Irish brothers (Connor, Quinn, and Caleb O'Shea) in search of freedom, family, and faith in the new world. The first book has a tentative release date of Summer 2017.
|Starting with Walt in the upper left corner and moving right:Chill'N, Suzanne, Marianne, Tracey, Sherida, Debra, Vince, ConnieQueen, Preslaysa, Feline Susanna, Helen, Eva, Jill, Sara Ella, Janet.|
Random News & Information
The November Calendar is UP! Check out our guest bloggers for the month.
Let Your Readers Think for Themselves (Romance University)
Amazon Starts Two Hour Delivery in Some Areas! (Can you say I need that book AND some chocolate NOW!)
Breakaway Body Parts: Are Your Characters' Body Parts Acting on Their Own? (Fiction University)
When Your Self-Editing Can’t Get You There: Nine Helpful Resources (Where Writers Win)
4 Critical Edits to Make to Your Book’s Description Copy (BookBub Partners)
Dream Big in 2016! How about a Writer's Retreat to BoonsBoro Inn?
Take Yourself Seriously (A Manifesto for Not Working in Your Pajamas) (Writer Unboxed)
The Four Faces of Writing Fears (The Write Practice)
Ask Bethany House: What Does a Copy Editor Do? (Bethany House Blog)
|Upper left corner to right: Cheryl, Jeanne, KAV, Sherri, Courtney, Tanya, Melanie, Terri & LovestoRead, K.C. Annie, Keli, Natalie.|
That's it! Thank you, Seeker Villagers!